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a house in london, his mother decorated and churchill at the dining room at the back of the house. they employed a coke, two made and about their. roy jenkins, a very good biographer set of churchill, quote, he was not good at bilateral conversation but with the table he could also be brilliant. if i could dine with stalin once a week there would be no trouble, churchill said. the british and commonwealth countries had been at war for over a year. when pearl harbor was attacked churchill knew that the u.s. would be at war and wanted to assure that america would not concentrate on fighting japan first instead of hitler in europe. churchill at once decided to travel to washington to meet with roosevelt and move into the white house for three weeks. was this the beginning of the special relationship? perhaps. now the british have a formidable ally. winter chill lived with roosevelt and white house sharing every meal but not breakfast they agreed among other things to establish a combined chief of staff. military staff from each of the services would work together with their counterpa
at the london hotels, which guest lists, amendment wine lists, many letters from churchill complain about overbilling, thank this friends for gifts and arranging generous tips for the hotel waiter, all in the archives, all set out in my book. i have produced many of the menus in my book. in case any of you want to try to duplicate one of to two of them at a special party. the wine list might be harder to replicate since so many decade have passed. i also noted his musical choices should you be in the mood to hire a band for your party, your churchill party. i wrote about all of this because they shed light on the care churchill took to make these meals productive, to sell his policies. they also show how he his staff struggled to meet his requirements in such places as tehran, casa blanca and yalta. i describe his choice of and use of cigars cigars to prolong aftn are discussions much research told me what he ate and what he drink and with whom and how he interreacted with staff and the british people during the war. somehow my hero turned to reality. a human being with definite reaction
on the food he served. in addition, i found hundreds of bills for dinners he gave at the london hotels, the ritz and the savoy. with guest lists, amended wine lists. many letters from churchill complaining about overbilling, thanking fizz friends for gift -- his friends for gifts of food and wines all in the archives, all set out in my book. i have produced many of the menus in my book in case any of you want to try to duplicate one or two of them at a special party at home. the wine lists might be harder for you to replicate since so many decades have passed since churchill placed his orders. i have also noted his musical choices should you be in the mood to hire a band for your party, your churchill party. i wrote about all of this because they shed light on the care churchill took to make these meals productive, to sell his policies. they also show how his staff struggle today meet his requirements in -- struggled to meet his requirements in such remote places as tehran and yalta. i describe his choice of and use of cigars to prolong after-dinner discussions. my research told me wha
attempt to get a response from southwest london nhs on behalf of my constituents, who has hypertension, chronic lung disease and heart disease. they will not respond to my correspondents as to whether they will agree to look at allowing the professor, the world-famous cardiologist in his prescription for his treatment. i can get no response am a constituent made i should do not get a physician? >> i'm very happy to take up the case the honorable lady quite rightly raises in the house because she gives me the details i will see what i can do to get a better answer from health authorities. >> thank you, mr. speaker. each year many dozens of my constituents have to sell the house in order to pay for social care. this is random and unfair. with the prime minister agree with you that the proposal announced last week will litigate this issue? >> i think my friend makes an important point, as he said it is completely random who can end up suffering from dementia and then suddenly find that because they could be spending five, 10 or even more years in a care home, it completely wipes out all o
's 600 people. it's amazing. still talk to him in london over the weekend. but i went to london. much discussion about this. my mother was not at all happy. i got on a train went to london and worked for a naval officer, the royal navy office and i joined up. my 18th birthday. and i waited two or three weeks. and then i was asked to get to scott with. and, of course, always say. so turned into a naval establishment and hms duke. and i worked in an office there. so i arrived there. i was assigned to a man called richard helms. and he became a great fan of roosevelt who came over trying to win support for the war. of course and sure. i certainly could not type. but then about two months later the rather large lady walked into the office and said there were looking for volunteers to man the boats out in the harbor and the south of england. so go off the harbor boat. and she -- a look to her and thought, she must've been the one responsible. we had huge polymerous we take issue with and huge profits, you know, anyway, i put my name down as a volunteer. of course then i got to promise. the
hundreds of bills at the london hotels, with guest lists, amended wineglass come in many batters churchill complaining about overbuilding, think imprint circuits of food and wine, ranging tips for hotel waiters. all in the archives, all set out in my book. i produced many menus in my book in case any of you want to try to duplicate one or two at a special party at home. the wine list might be harder for you to replicate than 70 decades is churchill place disorders. i've also noted his musical choices should should be amended to higher for your churchill party. i wrote about all of this because they shed light on the care churchill took to make this project is coming to sell policies. they also serve requirements in such remote places as tehran, casablanca and go code. i describe his choice of venue cigars to prolong after dinner discussions. my research told me what he ate and what each rank and with him and how it interacted with staff and with the british people during the war. somehow make your return to reality. a human being the definite reaction, very negative reactions to white hous
>> and now to london for prime minister's question time live from the british house of commons. every wednesday while parliament is in session, prime minister david cameron takes questions from members of the house of commons. prior to question time the house is wrapping up of the business. this is live coverage on c-spa c-span2. >> will the prime minister agree with me that it's perfectly unacceptable for members or perspective members of this house to say anything which supports terrorism? >> well, i agree with what my honorable friend has said, and i think frankly it is staggering that there is someone standing for public office who has said this. in october 1984 when the bomb went off, i felt a surge of excitement that the newness of margaret thatcher's demise, and yet a disappointment of such a chance had been missed. those are the words of the labour candidate. they are a complete disgrace and i hope the leader of the labour party will get up and condemned them right now. >> ed miliband. >> mr. speaker, mr. speaker, three years ago the prime minister had this to say. the
that he talked about on july 26 in london last year, which is the outright monetary transactions where the ecb would buy bonds from the country's in trouble along with the european stability mechanism under certain conditions. in other words, certain conditionality. no, the ecb is not going to put up that conditionality. they have enough as the central bank and no as a supervisor for the banks. and so it will probably be the international monetary fund, but they have not really agreed what kind of conditionality they're going to put up into is going to do it. the lead candidate for this should be spain, but the prime minister of spain told me several months ago, he would only go in to this program f there was no additional conditionality other than what he was taken because he thought he was taking enough in spain. second of all, if the ecb could prove to him that by taking his son that the spreads for the cost of issuing bonds would go down significantly. as you see, nothing has been done there, but what psychologically is of the markets and other this program is there. there really h
hague. the visit to london was the first stop on a nine country 10 day trip. the secretary spoke with reporters and responded to questions about the upcoming meeting with syrian opposition leaders. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's a great honor to welcome the 16th secretary of state of the united states of america, john kerry, to london today. secretary kerry, we are delighted you chose the united kingdom as your first destination overseas. i am first visit as foreign secretary was to the united states and each day and also each hour since then, i witnessed the importance of our indefensible alliance. when the united states and united kingdom act together, we make a powerful difference in world affairs and our partnership and diplomacy, intelligence and defense has no equal in the world. secretary kerry and i have met recent years in recent months, but this visit is my first opportunity to welcome him here secretary of state and pay tribute to the immense experience he brings to his new role. event details and very thorough talks covering the full range of global affairs, top of our
that you could write up in a nonfiction way the way dickens was writing tales of the poor in london so the paper was interesting to read. all these elements combined into what people call western because st. louis was considered western, western journalism so like a broadway play, they had broadway plays before bringing them to new york, pulitzer did the same thing. he brought his newspaper to new york city, brought the bankrupt new york world and making millions of dollars and revolutionize journalism in new york, new york being the immediate center of the country and the world at that time he revolutionize journalism. one set of anecdotes that is an analogy for the importance of pulitzer, pulitzer created a newspaper in the new york world in new york and looked to the lower east side where the masses of immigrants were coming in the 1880s and 89s and amassed millions of people coming from overseas. new york was the point of endicott ellis island was about to open up and the upper class on the upper reaches of these folks as a dangerous group. they saw them as poor, dirty, all these t
. in addition, i found hundreds of bills he game at the london hotels. with guest lists, amended wine lists. many letters from winston churchill complaining about overbilling, thanking friends for gifts. arranging generous gifts for the hoaghts waiters all in the archives and set out in my book. i have produced many of the -- in my book in case any of you want to use them at the special party. the wine list might be harder to replicate since so many decades placed sin winston churchill placed the order. i have noted the musical choices should you be willing to hire a band. wroi about it because they shed light on the care winston churchill took to make the meals productive. they show how his staff strug told meet the requirement in remote places athey i describe his choice of and use of cigars to prolong after dinners discussion. my research told me what i ate and drank and with whom and how he interacted with staff. somehow my hero turned to reality. the human being with definite reactions. very negative reactions to white house cooking. to mixed cook tails served by hosts and across the w
traveled to london for pat was much of the press with her natty wardrobe and unspoiled manner. the following year they went to the soviet union and poland. in moscow, dick confronted khrushchev's in the famous kitchen debate where they argued communism and capitalism and an exhibition of american consumer goods. but once again had a wrote agenda of visiting orphanages and hospitals. he might've gotten her headline, the pats interaction was so the women and children also made a lasting impression. they're all kind of pictures of her handing out candy and bubble guns that it made it to life. more importantly, her pointed question to nikita khrushchev about his biceps and from festivities lied to mrs. khrushchev's is also as another officials suddenly. at the events in the rest of the visit. he told one reporter should not hope helped that the woman along on a diplomatic mission. they can make friends in different ways than men. she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of cheers that greeted the nixon's as they travel through the streets of poland. padua sundays they rattled had to
crash. in england it's five out of 100,000. no one has have to crashes we do but in london it's five out of 100,000 in new york city it is three out of 100,000. new york city has saved more lives in traffic that were lost on september 11. they have -- if the entire country would've shared new chief accident rate we would've saved 24,000 lives a you. is a big difference between urban living and suburban or rural living in terms of that aspect of our lives. and begin the short term, we can build places to be safer but in the short term we can just decide to live and work urban areas to a wonderful study, dick jackson asked the question and what sort of environment them what's what city are you most likely to die in a pool of blood? that's how he put it to his audience, and they compared murdered by strangers, crime, to car crashes and added the two together. portland, vancouver and seattle but in all three places 15% safer in the inner city than you were in the wealthy suburbs because of the combination of those two. and then finally, who talks about asthma? 14 americans die every day from
not confront them with us on the big london said he is not a religious scholar but when he challenged the royal family in the '90s, his view was it is okay to call them out on not being properly religious , but it is not the comment you so they do put a straight jacket over people. the imam and mentioned, i spent a lot of time with. he was very critical but when i asked him is it okay to confront your rulers, even he said no. because the feeder is of chaos cat -- causing a lack of community the community of believers to keep harmony there is important. if not real hard to eat it is pretend which is why people can do all kinds of things in their home from drinking alcohol to having dinner with with and they are not married to it is in private it does not disrupt the harmony. after the norm that is what is bad. >> wills fargo or bank of america, how do they get the fdic? it is a regular bank they all go to or do they have american banks? >> did dutch bank, british bank, british, french, saudi banks and obviously for them, there is the need to purport to to be sure rya correct to not earn interest
could walk in to as long as they were decently dressed. you would necessarily find that in london. and it helped to define not only her role but in a wider sense the access that americans would have to their president. >> staying with that, it's the only model that the washingtons and the rest of the founding government had were the very sort of european monarchy they had a revolution to distance themselves from. where do the washingtons draw their example from? >> they talked it out. people see washington always as the strong, marveled leader, it was more than a statute. he liked to talk to his associates. that's one reason he was criticized as a general. he liked to talk to the staff before making a decision. in government he thought that all the best minds of the country would get together. talk through things and make the right decision. we were the first modern republican. it's hard for us to understand there was nobody like us. whatever they did it was important. >> let's take a quick snapshot of the modern republican. a basic fact about what america liked like. the census m
and poor out people or mayor johnson who stopped on a mugging on the street of london. even if barack obama or bush wanted to, obviously the secret service would not let them get out of limo and interfere with a mugging. it's a different kind of job as a symbolic power. ed in the end you're not surprised when a mayor you see a mayor out on the side of an accident or pulling somebody out of burning buildings. ultimately the mayor sees themselves, first of all, as a ?aib. someone solving problems it's reflected in the statistic. we know that the trust in public north in american throughout the western world and much of the world has plummeted. congress is 12 fortunate in some polls. the presidency not this president but the presidency in 309 and 0. considered wildly popular because he has 52% support right now. the supreme salter ire court numbers have poop some would say that's a hello effect. you know the guy you know. whatever you want to call it. neighbors retalk about trust in democracy that has been largely lost elsewhere which means also our relationship to our own town and
two printing presses, one in oxford, one in london. and franklin was very interested in these acts, these definitions of who we were as a people. so when franklin creates a free library in philadelphia, this is seen as an act of resistance, an act against the british. it's a thumbing of the nose against the british. when noah webster goes and literally crusades for literacy, this is his way of not only to sell dictionaries and books that he, spelling books and such, but it was also part of these acts against the british. and coup wright is another. -- copyright is another. webster is one of the early people with this. and the early presidents are all very much aware of this. jefferson probably is the lead on this. jefferson creates words with great, great abandon. he just loves to create words. he loves to sort of tuck a jibe at the british by creating words. 1840, much later, but he writes -- i'm sorry, 1820, he writes a letter to john adams, and he says, you know, our duty, our duty as americans is to knee control eyes. so jefferson creating all these words, and some of them are
i went to sybil's in london, and i said what if you don't like it, what if my janet isn't your janet? and she sat back in her wonderful way, um, with a glass of scotch in her hand, and she said your janet is your janet, my janet is my janet. janet's janet is janet. and she was absolutely right. and it relieved me nor mousily because i realized i could only do the best that i could do. i could do the best with whatever materials i had and ability, and that's it. and end. [laughter] >> i sort of disagree with everybody. [laughter] >> you always have. >> i really especially disagree with what ed said. i'm a huge fan of ed's writing. and, um, i still think, i mean, essentially i thought phyllis set us up very well for our ongoing, extended literary discussion here in suggesting that we have to think of biography and biographical fiction, even autobiography in wake of literary theory x. i think phyllis was suggesting covertly, even overtly, that biography is the least theorized of all of our genres. and i think that when we begin to theorize biography -- which i do think we need to do --
're back. as he hands me this piece of skin, i see also on the corner a red diamond. and the red die london like you see on a playing card. and we all see playing cards all the time, right? we've seen them our whole lives. this is how my brain works. is every detail when abraham lincoln was shot, almost everything is cataloged and known. they can tell you what john wilkes booth had in his pants pocket, what the contents of his wallet were, what the name of his horse were and the color. they'll tell you next to ford's theater there was a bar, and john wilkes booth before he shot abraham lincoln went into this bar and ordered a drink. they'll tell you exactly what kind of drink he orders. the only detail that is not known has to do with how john wilkes booth got the white house valet. john wilkes booth walks into ford theater, he runs into an employee of the white house. and here's the moment in history, all this guy has to do is stop john wilkes booth, and all of history changes. at that moment rather than stopping him, john wilkes booth hands this valet a card, and to this day the only deta
unconsciousness to the power price in our society makes his blind slowly. unconscious. and rule from london and left. in we to tackle all of those rooms and the 60's and let loose this liberation that benefits everyone and cisneros social, scum of recover since of confidence and commitment stroh is the essence of the movement perry did not surrender comforts of blood in the shake in the region to somebody across the line and take a chance. in search of something business model and inspiration to his covenant. george wallace's is a novice in. the council and essentially adopted is cynical and blind attitude toward the possibility of democracy. cynicism is an appetite among them a judge. democracy requires measured judgment and informed citizens or willing to take responsibility. cynicism creance consumers who complain and have very little expectations and a very loose sense of citizenship. in that sense i think we're out of faith with what ought to be a great optimistic since. we have lot of serious problems. in the economy and has been stripped of its industrial base and facing internationa
the next year in london without ever seeing his work on top of the capitol. if not for the ingenuity of philip reed the slave of mixed blood with the freedom statue to end in the plaster model arriving in america and sitting on the ground of capital, a 39 year old slave from charleston's of carolina was owned by the iron worker clark mills, who described him as a highly esteemed workmen who was smart in mind in the good work man in the factory. he came up with mills to washington, d.c. from south carolina where they had worked for his entire life. mills noted in the 1863 document that he bought him because of his evident talent in the business. he proved his intelligence and skills in two different incidents involving the statue to be at once this plaster mold of the statue of freedom, which by the way now sits in the capitol business center made it to the capitol ground, an italian word minn, the symbol that had mirrored the building for everyone from around d.c. to come to see what friedman would look like when she was finished and on top of the dome the author described what happe
. that was true in aig which ran most of its swaps business out of mayfair, a part of london, but it was also true at lehman brothers, citigroup, bear stearns, long-term capital management. i think failing to incorporate this basic lesson of modern finance into our oversight of swaps market would not only fall short of your direction to the cftc and dodd/frank but i also think it would leave the public at risk. i believe dodd/frank reform does apply and we have to complete the rules to apply to transactions entered into branches of u.s. institutions offshore off if they're guaranteed affiliates offshore transacting with each other or even if it is a hedge fund that happens to be incorporated hedg incorporated in an island ar off shore but really operated here. i'd like just to turn with the remaining minute to these cases the cftc brought on live war because it's so much of our 2013 agenda. the u.s. treasury collected $2 billion from the justice department in cftc fines. but that's not the key part of this. what's really important is ensuring financial market integrity. when a reference rate such
? well, very simply first marriage daniel kept an account book of everything they ordered from london, and that included all of their finery, all of their fine ware. and in it he gives sizes. now, they're not like 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, not those sorts of number sizes, but it's corruptive sizes -- descriptive sizes. gloves to hit the hands of a very tiny woman. it's a quilted petticoat to fit a very small waist. it's a bodice with sleeves for a woman who's very slim. and after you go through seven years of those orders, you have a very clear picture of the size woman she was. and so that was part of the information that we fed into the age regression. then we took the regression and the publisher by then had gotten so excited that they decided that they would actually pay a modern-day historical artist to reconstruct a portrait that could have been painted at that time, that should have been painted by that time if there was any justice in the world -- [laughter] but we wanted to bring back the beautiful martha. the lovable martha. the martha that everyone who ever encountered her with o
in madrid and in london i think it's foolhardy. so while the fbi should do a better job i think it is foolish to totally pupu that they should be doing something. they should be doing something. i guess they should be doing it smarter. >> i don't mean to make the case here or in the book that islam and terrorism there haven't been terrible attacks. obviously there have been. i think the case is most of the terrorism cases we brought to court hasn't been like the madrid bombing. this is a group of people that were able to carry out but we are not seeing that with your ultimately bringing. instead they are fearful they are ultimately bringing in people of their own that are not capable and the evidence suggests that there are terrorists here who can and are able to commit these attacks but it just hasn't happened. we have the most recent case that ultimately failed and testing operations were unable to tease him out. the fbi wasn't aware when they delivered the bombs so while they are terrorists the question i make is with a dusting operations are ultimately the best way of captur
voices, not as what it is about. first of all, you should understand security environment from london over the last central years and the rest of the country. twenty years ago, the collapse of the soviet union removed this to the united kingdom and the rest of the alliance. and it is a combination that dominates the uk security landscape. including international terrorism and unconventional attacks, seen as the most direct threat. over the past 10 years, consistent themes run through official government reviews of uk defense. both nuclear and otherwise, and we have had a plethora of these reviews. in general, the security context involves numerous crises of the geographical area. we have found that european security is essential in those regions [inaudible] so far, it has proven to be correct. in the context of this with a range of other factors that could lead to an increase of conflict involving a nuclear armed state, including weak and failing states and international terrorism, pressure, and key resources such as energy driven up by population and economic development and climate
while ago. 1989 to 1991. senior producer for the today show and nbc's london bureau chief. republican caller from alexandria virginia. >> al-jazeera al-jazeera journfallists in 2005 four and 2005 basically identified directly aiding and abetting of u.s. forces on the ground and directly contributed to by spotting and targeting american sources for the enemy directly leading to the death of american troops in iraq. and i think that it is something that american or listeners of this show should be very much aware of when they. participating in the al-jazeera. i read your website consistently. i think the news is decent but the editorial portions are so strongly anti-american, and, all of these articles they are talking about the downfall of america, and the strength of the vis-a-vis america and how, and i give you a perfect example. last week when president obama announced an increase in aiding and humanitarian aid to syrian civilians and the ref few camps in southern turkey, al-jazeera ran the article how america not giving weapons to the free syrian army was actually indirectly assist
up in a nonfiction way the way dickens was writing tales of the poor in london. so the paper was rivetingly interesting to read, and all these elements combined into what people called western journalism s. sol like a broadway -- so like a broadway play, they test them out before they bring them to new york, well, pulitzer did the same thing. he brought the bankrupt new york world and within months was making millions of dollars and revolutionized journalism in new york. new york being the media center of the country at that time, he revolutionized journalism. one set of anecdotes, as i said,ing pulitzer created this newspaper in the new york world in new york, and he looked down to the lower east side where the masses of immigrants were coming in the 1880s and 1890s, and when i say massings, millions of peep -- masses, millions of people were coming into new york. and the upper class, the upper reaches of fifth avenue saw these folks as a dangerous group. they saw them as poor, dirty, you know, all these kinds of things that they visioned. pulitzer didn't see them that way.
. budapest today, athens tomorrow, london then. as soon as people stand up to the global dictate, the e.u. smacks them down and shows them contempt, arrogance and insults them as you do, mr. cohelpbend it. -- cohen-bendit. [applause] [speaking french] >> translator: well, you won't be able to carry on like this for very long by making caricatures of those who oppose your model. in those circumstances, president, on behalf of france and europe will you decide to turn your back on this ultraliberal, globalist economic model which has been destroying jobs and the quality of life over the last 20 years for all europeans? thank you. [applause] [speaking french] >> translator: so i will now give the floor to president hollande. >> translator: well, i knew that when i came to the european parliament, it would be a way of preparing for what awaits me, and i've got no regrets about coming here this morning. finding people from the same side as me in france who i haven't met for some time, but also i was able to listen to various groups telling me how i could act in the european council. you'd ha
into unsuccessful plots. indeed since the attack in the northern subway system in london england in 2005 there has not been a commensurate significant and substantive attack in western countries yet there have been dozens of dissembling's of of terrorist acts and i talk about some of those here in the chapter and talk about how that has led to a delusion of the credibility of al qaeda as a global catastropcatastrop hic movement. finally there's this critical motion of al qaeda said the certain for conquest. that is a long-standing and critical motion to the base at the core. this too was dashed and i think it's important here for the work in the piece about south asia to understand this is an argument in the chapter that the relationship between bin laden and mullah omar as well as the haqqani network and several talabani's was personal in terms of the relationship between the leaders. i lay out in detail the fact that they never swore a similar buyout and to this day's zawahiri is elliptically referred to as respecting mullah omar and is never swore in the same kind of -- and a linkage to al qaed
professor at m.i.t. dr. winston went university of california berkeley and the london school of economics. thank you for testifying. mr. kennedy, you are up first. your opening statement. >> each of the witnesses written's statements will be entered to the record in the entirety. and i ask each witness to summerrize the testimony in five minutes or less. to help you stay within the time there's a timing light on the table when it switches from green to yellow you have one minute to conclude your testimony. when the light turns red it means your time has expired. i'm more lenient than most. if you need to go on, that's fine with me. i now recognize mr. kennedy for five minutes. >> senator bacchus, ranking member cohen, thank you for the opportunity to testify today. my name is gary kennedy i'm the senior vice president for american airlines. i've been involved in both the chapter 11 restructuring of our company and the proposed merger between american and yairls. u.s. airways. the airline industry has experienced turbulence over the decade. the shock waives from the event of 9/11 treated e
the receivers to get down low and the london through state inks. this is a huge footprint not measured in official statistics and there was movement. there needs to be more of movement. i agree strongly about the property rights issue. it is one thing to adapt from the rest of the world. it's something to take other peoples technology, but to become a leader in technology come you have to protect property rights. they has to be a clear property rights. i would finally add a very important challenge that would need to be tackled sooner rather than later is the dual citizenship, two types of citizens in the 50s, where we sent half that in the cities. maybe a third of men come as something like that don't you still rights that other citizens get in the city. how do you continue this organization? this is not an easy problem and again point to countries like india and brazil, which have huge problems, we cities got overrun and became a successful are coming back now. so these are important things that need to be done. [speaking chinese] >> translator: well, professor rogoff talked about re
. they are making that according to their timeline. it has been a mandated body to do that. they have met in london as well. so we will move according to their suggestions. that is as far as i can speak to this. >> we have about 20 minutes left. emily? >> go ahead. i wanted to follow up on this question. just for clarification. the prisoners that have been released in recent months. can you talk a little bit about what the topic is to make this decision. >> we have been engaged together. there is a reason why we are saying that it have to be done this way. they have to be engaged in how they take this forward. we will move according to their chronology and their suggestions on us. >> i have a separate question on the coalition. we are at a point now where in terms of the reimbursement, they are still making sense. >> i understand. we have accounting times that we talk about. [inaudible] as you know, those have been clear. we do always have a difference between what we say is due. certainly, that is not the formula of the view. i believe there is a discussion for forward movement on that. >> jamie?
prime minister's question time from london. if you missed any of this program you can see it in its entirety as always sunday at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> one hundred years ago this month the 16th amendment to the constitution was ratified giving congress the power to collect federal income tax. yesterday the urban institute hosted a discussion on the history of the federal income tax as well as proposals for replacing the income tax system. this last about 90 minutes. spent good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the urban institute's first to say where we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the income tax. my name is howard, the editor of the tax policy center blog, and moderator for today's program. 100 years ago today, delaware became the 36th state to ratify the 16th amendment to the constitution. creating modern income tax. which it wasn't the first income tax. we had one in the civil war but this one was memorialized in the constitution and we've had an income tax ever since. it is a tax we love to hate. in the 100 years it has gone from a simple rich man's tax to the top rat
is the mandated body to do that. i have met in islamabad and i believe they just might in london as well. we are moving towards the task absolutely. as far as i can say i'm happy to speak to the sock for the record. >> would cut about 20 minutes left. amalie, jamie, hashish. mla. >> ought to ask a follow-up on the question you alluded to clarification. the prisoners that have been released in recent months have all been bad after he questions asked. talk about what the process is for making those decisions. >> that suppresses the united states and afghanistan have been engaged in together and we are absolutely following their lead. they are going to be bringing nice and i keep saying this is a reason why it has to be afghan led. they have to be engaged in how they take this forward. it has to be wrote and that we will be according to their chronology in their comfort on this. >> separate question is on the coalition and. i know there was a period of time in pakistan for those. [inaudible] >> i think the status of that is we have accounting. simply talk about. they were suspended over the six
yesterday for members in the house of commons during his weekly question time session. from london, this is 35 minutes. >> the prime minister.ister mr. christopher coates. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you, mr. speaker.. spee this morning at minute -- mini meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. i shall have further suchl meetings later today such meetir today. >> in thanking my right honorable friend for the answer, and in having given my right honorable friend notice of my question which you may find particularly useful in the sense of its fair and transparent, and it's also very modern, cannot right honorable friend say that in response to the many concerns expressed in yesterday's debate will be ensure that civil partnerships are open to heterosexual couples on an equal basis with homosexual couples? >> i'm very grateful to my honorable friend, and also for giving me notice of his question. i listen carefully to what he says but, frankly, i'm a marriage man. i'm a great supporter of marriage. i want to promote marriage, defend marriage, encourage marriage. in the
as secretary of state. he starts off in europe visiting london, berlin, paris and rome which is expected to meet with leaders from the syrian opposition. secretary then goes to the middle east, stopping in five countries he isn't visiting israel or the palestinian territories. earlier today he gave what is billed as the first major foreign policy address as the secretary of state. topics he touched on climate change and the automatic spending cuts set to take effect march 1st. >> from returning from vietnam he knew that the value of sharing hour promised values bore fruit in the long run in the future. he said having people who understand your thoughts, she said is much greater security than other submarine. let me be very clear foreign assistance is not a giveaway. it's not charity. it is an investment in a strong america and in the free world. foreign assistance lifts other people love and then reinforces their willingness to link arms with us in common endeavors. and when we help others crackdown on corruption, that makes it easier for our own compliance against corruption, and it mak
her, and a sister. one of the great things as missionaries almost all london cells to greater collaboration. so i'm not sure if that discussion about creating, i do think there's a growing recognition of the diversity of agriculture needs to be celebrated. it's not something to be concerned about consistency to be to be put in place to promote the diversity because it will create more economic opportunity, which in turn will encourage people and lead to more young people involved in aquaculture. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have coffee in the foyer. please thank our wonderful panelist this morning. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> from the very start, we told the board the approach we were going to take, which is pretty straightforward. and remember, we were spared to fix gm. that was the mission, go make this a viable company again. so we were all focused combat the message were going to design, and saw the world's best vehicles. were going to move quickly. we need your support and we need your input and so we changed a few things about the board meeting. they shorten t
somewhere in this world. and yet, our minds fasten on that single moment of the guys. ms. parks of london that see, clutching her purse, staring out a window, waiting to be arrested. that moment tells us something about how change happens or doesn't happen. the choices we make or don't make. for now we see through a glass darkly the scripture says. and it's true. whether out of inertia or selfishness, whether out of fear or simple lack of moral imagination, we so often spend our lives as if in a fog, accepting injustice, rationalizing inequity, tolerating the intolerable, like the best are, but also like the passengers on the bus. we see the way things are, children hungry and a land of plenty, tired neighborhoods ravaged by violence, families hobbled by job loss and illness. we make excuses for inaction. and we say to ourselves, that's not my responsibility. there's nothing i can do. rosa parks tells us there's always some day we can do. she tells us that we all have responsibilities to ourselves and to one another. she reminds us that this is how change happens, not manly through the ex
of weather-related events. now, major private insurance companies like lloyd's of london and others have for years been developing strategies to address climate change, but our federal insurance programs don't even have the basic information to address these risks. understanding and preparing for these risks is essential to protect our communities from catastrophic loss. according to noaa, the value of flood insurance coverage in my home state of rhode island was $2.2 billion in 2011. the ocean state has received $57 million in payouts since 1978 some of which helped rhode islanders recover from our record floods of 2010 brought on by extremely heavy rainfall. folks who have flood coverage through the national flood insurance program should know that heavy rainfall has increased in the northeast by 74% since the 1950's, and scientists predict that warmer air will continue to increase the frequency of heavy rainfall and consequence flooding in the northeast. disaster aid is expensive. fema has obligated more than $80 billion in federal disaster aid between 2004 and 2011. another $50.5 bil
in london. he was director of the central intelligence agency, also known as the cia. he retired from the air force after 39 years in july 2008. he is currently a principal at consulting firm run by secretary of homeland security and also a distinguished visiting professor at george mason university. if i don't get this right, i will be whipped by him who is here. the other george. [laughter] you will learn this evening general hayden brings a great sense of history into his own studies and mission and purpose in all he has done in his life. he also brings a sense of humor, and i think you'll see that as well. he has had some of the most incredible jobs with access to some of the most incredible information or credible information on the planet. keeping in mind the modern era of american intelligence, what we now have, this great vast system of intelligence was born out of necessity and urgency of the second world war. it was mostly about figuring what the enemy was up to, weapon systems that would be deployed, where they were going to attack next. the cold war was fought across the i
nineteenth century, a man came -- john snow discovered how cholera was caused. in london he mapped the cases of cholera, used to be such a big killer and overlaid it on the map of the city's sewers system and traced them all to a single pump on broad street and not long after that louis pasteur discovered that bacteria was causing the problem. they connected the dots. we have been putting all this pollution into the atmosphere as it is a sewer and the aggregate amount of man-made global warming pollution that is a bear now attracts enough extra heat every day to equal the energy in four hundred thousand hiroshima atomic bombs going off every day. it is the big planet but that is a lot of energy and we can now connect the dots. look at 2012 last year in our country. it was the hottest year ever measured in the united states. we had those giant fires out west. and in the southeast. we had the worst outbreak of west nile virus ever, 48 of the 50 states in one community in texas, the police department put out a public appeal for people to stop dialing 911 when they got a mosquito bite. that is t
college london, have a pretty impressive skills that. a lot folks want to hire me and i will be working for a long time. pretty healthy guy, i will be working until i am 68 years old. i will be pouring a lot and to those tax dollars and that makes the difference in terms of people less skilled if we believe we have a social safety net that has to be funded. take the immigration issue of of the table. lifetime net tax rate that you are putting into the system versus what you're getting out is going up pretty much no matter what we do. for the baby boomers the lifetime net tax rate was in the neighborhood of 20. for people who have not been born yet the next tax rate in a 70s. the question is you want to look at who is going to make a big positive impact in fiscal terms, a crude way of talking about it but humanitarian terms, having any immigration enforcement regime at all, we are doing something normative lee and sound so step 1, acknowledge that any immigration laws that a decent law-abiding person, someone who did some shoplifting when he was young, that is not a bad person. there wer
to the committee and into the house of lords before final passage. and today in london the prime minister delivered remarks to the house of commons following his trip to brussels where he met with european leaders. he opened his remarks with comments on the resignation of pope benedict xvi. here are some of his remarks. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i'm sure the whole house will join me in sending our best wishes to pope benedict following his announcement today. he has worked tirelessly to strengthen britain's relations with the holy see and his visit to britain in 2010 is remembered with great respect and affection. posted benedicts message on the visit of working for the common good is something i spoke to her whole country and i'm sure his successor will continue to provide a voice of inspiration for millions around the world. >> there was also reaction to the pope's resignation in washington. house speaker john been released a statement saying -- >> americans were inspired by his visit to the united states in 2008, and by his quiet city leadership of the church in uncertain times. pe
. >> the american airlines operates a direct flight out of raleigh to london heathrow, that seems to be a popular flight. do you know if that's a profitable flight or unprofitable flight? >> congressman, i'm not aware whether it is or is not profitable. it's a service we've had for a number of years. as you know with the accommodation we have with the british airways in terms of our joint alliance, we have we offer tremendous service in to heathrow and elsewhere. i would hope the service you're referencing continues. i don't know about the profitability. >> is there any consideration of expanding the international flightses with the raleigh airplane that you know? >> one of the sphris about the -- one of the things about the industry we are looking at where we can expand our service. as i mentioned earlier, we have an aircraft order for a 500 aircraft that we did the summer before last. that allows us to replace expanding aircraft and our service. the networking people look at the tremendous amount of opportunity to the -- i don't know i'm happy to ask our folks to look to the particular question
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